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THE NATURE OF GOD

You become like your God.

Be still, and know that I am God;Psalms 46: 10

He is One:First principle

Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.Deut. 4:35

1.  The Divine Attributes of God.
A.SpiritIsa. 43:10, 11, - 44:18, - 45:18John 4:24II Sam. 7:22
1.Without body or formPsalms 86: 8-10
2.The essence of life Col.  1: 16, 17

B.Omnipotent (All Powerful)
1.Is anything too hard?Gen.  18:14
2.All things are possible.Matt. 19: 26Job 42:2   
Psalms 115:3Luke 1:37

C.Omniscient (All Knowing)
1.“The Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts.”I Chronicles 27:25
2.“The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.
II Chronicles 16:9
3. “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”Matt. 6:8

D.Omnipresent
1.Psalms 139:7 - 10
2.Jer. 23:24

E.Immutable
1.Psalms 102:27Mal. 3:6
2.Heb. 1:12James 1:17

F.Eternal
1.Deut. 33:27

2.  Natural Attributes of God. (Things that can be related to man)
A.LightI  John 1:5
1. God’s mind is morally good, righteous and holy. Hides nothing.
He cannot lie.
2.Children of light.Ephesians 5:8
a.Encouragement
b.Goodness
c.Hope to others

B.LoveI  John 4:16
1.Has affections
2.Desires fellowship
3.His entire relationship to man has been on love.John 3:16
4.We should show forth love.

C.FaithfulI Cor. 10:13
1.Be faithful unto death.Rev. 2:10
2.Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together.  Heb. 10:25

D.Holy
1.Lev. 19:2

E.Impartial
1.Rom. 2:11
2.James 2:2-4

F.Longsuffering
1.Numbers 14:18
2.Eph. 4:2
3.II Peter 3:9

G.Merciful
1.Psalms 103:11, 12
2.Luke 6:36
3.Gal. 6:1

3.  The Ultimate Cause.
A.Fruit of the Spirit
1.Gal. 5:22, 23
2.“For he hath made him sin for us who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.II Cor. 5:21
3.Eph.  4:23, 24

   God is not an impersonal force. He has personality and character that relates to us.

4.  Personality
A.IntelligenceIsa. 40:28
1.God of knowledge.I Sam. 2:3

B.Will   (Immutable)Mal. 3:6
1.The counsel of the Lord stands forever.Psalms 33:11
2.He loved Jacob rather than Esau.Rom. 9:11 - 15

C.Emotion
1.AngerDeut 9:8
2.LoveI John 4:8
3.JealousEx. 20:5

5.  We are made in the image of God.Acts 17:28, 29

A.We are finite.

B.He is infinite.
1.Steadfast
2.Grow in knowledge.
3.Tender hearted
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